Period
to 19 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 40 60
Rank change year-on-year +17 +20 +68
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 4,173 7,779 7,669
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.38% 5.50% 4.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.06% 5.97% 4.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4,022 6,709 6,406
Median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 46,084 130,295 153,852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.55% 92.19% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 37,357 102,249 122,489
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 19 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 3,963 £65,000 -7.14% 947
London +16 2,303 £75,000 - 408
UK excluding London +37 1,787 £57,500 +4.55% 596
South East +38 636 £60,000 - 125
Work from Home +13 596 £62,500 -10.71% 175
North of England +26 485 £55,000 +4.76% 203
North West +23 310 £57,500 +9.52% 135
Midlands +83 266 £55,000 +10.00% 91
South West +50 182 £52,470 -0.06% 50
West Midlands +99 174 £55,000 +10.00% 51
Yorkshire +50 153 £50,000 - 43
Scotland +3 115 £62,500 +25.00% 39
East Midlands +42 92 £55,000 +10.00% 40
East of England +20 61 £55,000 -4.35% 68
Wales +4 27 £42,500 -10.53% 15
North East -2 22 £47,500 -20.24% 25
Northern Ireland +19 18 £46,000 -12.38% 6

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 2,304 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,666 (39.92%) AWS
3 1,595 (38.22%) Java
4 1,572 (37.67%) DevOps
5 1,451 (34.77%) JavaScript
6 1,447 (34.68%) Azure
7 1,355 (32.47%) Docker
8 1,353 (32.42%) .NET
9 1,289 (30.89%) C#
10 1,132 (27.13%) Kubernetes
11 1,110 (26.60%) TDD
12 1,100 (26.36%) Software Engineering
13 975 (23.36%) Finance
14 966 (23.15%) React
15 870 (20.85%) SQL
16 831 (19.91%) AngularJS
17 825 (19.77%) Node.js
18 823 (19.72%) Python
18 823 (19.72%) .NET Core
19 810 (19.41%) Scrum
20 714 (17.11%) SQL Server
21 679 (16.27%) Spring
22 674 (16.15%) NoSQL
23 627 (15.03%) Git (software)
24 593 (14.21%) REST
25 563 (13.49%) HTML
26 561 (13.44%) RESTful
27 545 (13.06%) Web Services
28 542 (12.99%) Test Automation
29 541 (12.96%) BDD

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 304 (7.28%) Elasticsearch
2 180 (4.31%) Apache
3 126 (3.02%) Confluence
4 99 (2.37%) Apache Spark
5 51 (1.22%) CMS
6 42 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 40 (0.96%) NServiceBus
8 39 (0.93%) IIS
9 28 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
10 23 (0.55%) nginx
10 23 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 20 (0.48%) Umbraco
12 17 (0.41%) JBoss
13 16 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.34%) GlassFish
14 14 (0.34%) SharePoint
15 13 (0.31%) EPiServer
15 13 (0.31%) Headless CMS
15 13 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
16 12 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (0.46%) Chatbot
2 15 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.048%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.048%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 57 (1.37%) R3 Corda
2 52 (1.25%) Distributed Ledger
3 17 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
4 10 (0.24%) Magento
5 8 (0.19%) Sentinel
6 7 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 5 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.096%) Eikon
8 4 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.048%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.048%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.048%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.024%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.024%) Dynamics CRM
11 1 (0.024%) OpenCart
11 1 (0.024%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.024%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,666 (39.92%) AWS
2 1,447 (34.68%) Azure
3 478 (11.45%) GCP
4 413 (9.90%) Serverless
5 338 (8.10%) SaaS
6 278 (6.66%) AWS Lambda
7 187 (4.48%) GitHub
8 178 (4.27%) PaaS
9 172 (4.12%) Amazon ECS
10 133 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
11 125 (3.00%) IaaS
12 94 (2.25%) OpenShift
13 85 (2.04%) Apigee
14 67 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
15 61 (1.46%) Amazon EKS
16 58 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
17 51 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
18 44 (1.05%) npm
19 39 (0.93%) Amazon S3
20 37 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 105 (2.52%) HTTP
2 56 (1.34%) Internet
3 37 (0.89%) Firewall
4 28 (0.67%) Skype
5 27 (0.65%) DNS
6 16 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.34%) Kerberos
8 13 (0.31%) AMQP
9 11 (0.26%) Network Security
10 10 (0.24%) SSL
11 8 (0.19%) Wireless
12 7 (0.17%) SSH
12 7 (0.17%) VPN
13 6 (0.14%) BGP
13 6 (0.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (0.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (0.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (0.14%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.14%) OSPF
13 6 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 714 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 674 (16.15%) NoSQL
3 450 (10.78%) MongoDB
4 333 (7.98%) PostgreSQL
5 329 (7.88%) MySQL
6 226 (5.42%) Big Data
7 159 (3.81%) Relational Database
8 139 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
9 132 (3.16%) Redis
10 120 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
11 114 (2.73%) SQL Server 2019
12 112 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
13 106 (2.54%) Hadoop
14 95 (2.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 89 (2.13%) Blockchain
16 57 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 42 (1.01%) RDBMS
18 41 (0.98%) Flink
19 40 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
20 38 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 627 (15.03%) Git (software)
2 539 (12.92%) Jenkins
3 254 (6.09%) JIRA
4 199 (4.77%) GitLab
5 156 (3.74%) JUnit
6 144 (3.45%) Maven
7 119 (2.85%) Selenium
8 110 (2.64%) Artifactory
9 93 (2.23%) Mockito
10 90 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 86 (2.06%) TeamCity
12 74 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 68 (1.63%) Visual Studio
14 64 (1.53%) NUnit
15 63 (1.51%) SonarQube
16 62 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
17 61 (1.46%) Bitbucket
17 61 (1.46%) Cucumber
17 61 (1.46%) SpecFlow
18 47 (1.13%) Gradle
General
1 975 (23.36%) Finance
2 327 (7.84%) Banking
3 126 (3.02%) Games
4 120 (2.88%) Public Sector
5 108 (2.59%) Front Office
6 103 (2.47%) Retail
7 101 (2.42%) Back Office
8 72 (1.73%) Marketing
9 68 (1.63%) Law
10 41 (0.98%) Investment Banking
11 38 (0.91%) Advertising
11 38 (0.91%) Publishing
12 35 (0.84%) Telecoms
13 30 (0.72%) Manufacturing
14 22 (0.53%) Legal
15 17 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.34%) Electronics
17 11 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.26%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,175 (52.12%) Developer
2 690 (16.53%) Java Developer
3 544 (13.04%) .NET Developer
4 487 (11.67%) Architect
5 480 (11.50%) Senior Developer
6 479 (11.48%) Software Engineer
7 305 (7.31%) C# Developer
8 268 (6.42%) DevOps Engineer
9 256 (6.13%) Full Stack Developer
10 234 (5.61%) C# .NET Developer
11 226 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
12 211 (5.06%) Java Engineer
13 181 (4.34%) Software Developer
14 164 (3.93%) AWS Engineer
15 155 (3.71%) Lead Developer
16 150 (3.59%) Senior Java Developer
17 139 (3.33%) React Developer
18 133 (3.19%) AWS Architect
19 126 (3.02%) Java Software Engineer
20 113 (2.71%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,353 (32.42%) .NET
2 966 (23.15%) React
3 831 (19.91%) AngularJS
4 825 (19.77%) Node.js
5 823 (19.72%) .NET Core
6 679 (16.27%) Spring
7 593 (14.21%) REST
8 563 (13.49%) HTML
9 561 (13.44%) RESTful
10 545 (13.06%) Web Services
11 524 (12.56%) CSS
12 492 (11.79%) ASP.NET
13 454 (10.88%) .NET Framework
14 452 (10.83%) Spring Boot
15 425 (10.18%) Kafka
16 349 (8.36%) ASP.NET Web API
17 334 (8.00%) Vue.js
18 262 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC
19 258 (6.18%) HTML5
20 208 (4.98%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 412 (9.87%) Greenfield Project
2 245 (5.87%) Cloud Native
3 207 (4.96%) Hedge funds
4 183 (4.39%) Mobile App
5 147 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
6 120 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
7 112 (2.68%) User Experience
8 102 (2.44%) Equities
9 94 (2.25%) Public Cloud
10 80 (1.92%) Algorithms
10 80 (1.92%) Fixed Income
11 77 (1.85%) Derivative
12 74 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 72 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
14 48 (1.15%) Blog
15 46 (1.10%) Virtual Team
16 36 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
16 36 (0.86%) N-Tier
17 33 (0.79%) Private Cloud
17 33 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 329 (7.88%) Linux
2 157 (3.76%) Windows
3 83 (1.99%) Android
4 64 (1.53%) Apple iOS
5 58 (1.39%) CentOS
6 53 (1.27%) Unix
7 51 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (0.62%) VMS
9 17 (0.41%) Windows Server
10 9 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.12%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.12%) Debian
13 3 (0.072%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.024%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.024%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,304 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,572 (37.67%) DevOps
3 1,110 (26.60%) TDD
4 1,100 (26.36%) Software Engineering
5 810 (19.41%) Scrum
6 542 (12.99%) Test Automation
7 541 (12.96%) BDD
8 535 (12.82%) Fintech
9 524 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
10 499 (11.96%) MVC
11 466 (11.17%) Mentoring
12 376 (9.01%) Open Source
13 297 (7.12%) OO
14 274 (6.57%) Machine Learning
15 257 (6.16%) Kanban
16 243 (5.82%) Artificial Intelligence
17 240 (5.75%) Analytics
18 231 (5.54%) SOA
19 227 (5.44%) Problem-Solving
20 219 (5.25%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1,595 (38.22%) Java
2 1,451 (34.77%) JavaScript
3 1,289 (30.89%) C#
4 870 (20.85%) SQL
5 823 (19.72%) Python
6 422 (10.11%) TypeScript
7 312 (7.48%) Java 8
8 271 (6.49%) Go
9 218 (5.22%) Scala
10 199 (4.77%) Kotlin
11 158 (3.79%) Ruby
12 156 (3.74%) C++
13 153 (3.67%) PHP
14 97 (2.32%) T-SQL
15 95 (2.28%) PowerShell
16 60 (1.44%) Bash Shell
16 60 (1.44%) Shell Script
17 56 (1.34%) ES6
18 48 (1.15%) C
18 48 (1.15%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 374 (8.96%) Degree
2 149 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 134 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 119 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 78 (1.87%) AWS Certification
6 51 (1.22%) Sun Certification
7 39 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 24 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 22 (0.53%) ISEB
10 19 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (0.43%) PhD
12 17 (0.41%) CCNA
13 8 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
14 7 (0.17%) CISSP
14 7 (0.17%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.14%) CISM
15 6 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (0.096%) CISA
16 4 (0.096%) TOGAF Certification
17 3 (0.072%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (5.46%) QA
2 24 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.43%) NIST
4 17 (0.41%) GDPR
5 16 (0.38%) SLA
6 14 (0.34%) NCSC
6 14 (0.34%) NIST 800
7 7 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.072%) ISO 13485
9 3 (0.072%) PSD2
9 3 (0.072%) WCAG
10 2 (0.048%) COBIT
10 2 (0.048%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.048%) MiFID
10 2 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.048%) TARGET2
11 1 (0.024%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,355 (32.47%) Docker
2 33 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.38%) vSphere
4 14 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 12 (0.29%) Postfix
6 8 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.14%) Varnish
8 3 (0.072%) HDFS
8 3 (0.072%) zsh
9 2 (0.048%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.048%) GPFS
9 2 (0.048%) Lustre
9 2 (0.048%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 2 (0.048%) vCloud
10 1 (0.024%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.024%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.024%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1,132 (27.13%) Kubernetes
2 402 (9.63%) Terraform
3 238 (5.70%) Ansible
4 175 (4.19%) Puppet
5 99 (2.37%) Grafana
6 88 (2.11%) Prometheus
7 81 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
8 44 (1.05%) Graphite
9 30 (0.72%) Istio
10 26 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
12 13 (0.31%) Packer
13 12 (0.29%) Mesos
14 11 (0.26%) Kibana
15 10 (0.24%) Consul
16 7 (0.17%) Marathon
16 7 (0.17%) MIIS
17 5 (0.12%) HP Fortify
17 5 (0.12%) Nagios
18 4 (0.096%) Rancher
Vendors
1 416 (9.97%) Microsoft
2 331 (7.93%) Google
3 201 (4.82%) Oracle
4 62 (1.49%) SAP
5 45 (1.08%) Splunk
6 44 (1.05%) VMware
7 37 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
8 34 (0.81%) IBM
9 33 (0.79%) Atlassian
9 33 (0.79%) Red Hat
10 24 (0.58%) Xamarin
10 24 (0.58%) Zend
11 23 (0.55%) Apple
11 23 (0.55%) TIBCO
12 20 (0.48%) Adobe
12 20 (0.48%) New Relic
13 19 (0.46%) MuleSoft
14 18 (0.43%) hybris
14 18 (0.43%) ServiceNow
15 17 (0.41%) Foundry